Southampton vs West Ham United EPL Tips 2/29/2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Sébastien Haller and West Ham United (6-6-14, 18th in EPL) host Southampton (10-4-13, 12th in EPL) at London Stadium on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The expected starting goalies are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. Southampton are at at +173 while West Ham United are at +161. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Southampton comes into this game holding a record of 10 wins, 4 draws, and 13 defeats which puts them at 12th in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 34 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, which puts them at 14th in the league. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 120 which has them ranked at 7th in the league. As a group, Southampton has a total of 330 fouls which means they have an average of 12.2 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 34 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 29,504.
Danny Ings is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Saints. The forward from England has competed in 214 contests in his career and has totaled 15,135 mins. Over the course of that time, the 27-year-old has racked up 70 goals and has assisted on 18 goals. He has a career average of 70.7 minutes per appearance. Ings has been a starter in 172 contests and has totaled 162 fouls during that period. In terms of shots on target, Ings has 214 which is 39th out of all players still active and 24th among forwards. James Ward-Prowse is another player to watch out for on the team from Southampton. The 24-year-old from England has scored 21 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranking 138th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played 13,102 minutes in his professional soccer career which has him ranking 69th among active midfielders and averages 59.6 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 252nd in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has connected on 90 shots on target which has him ranking 54th among active midfielders.
The man protecting the goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has totaled 18,560 mins in net for his career. McCarthy has allowed an average of 1.42 goals per 90 minutes for his career which puts him at 27th out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 293 goals. His career save percentage is .706 which puts him at 20th among active professional goalies.
West Ham United is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they sit with 6 wins, 6 draws, and 14 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the league with -15. They currently have a total of 30 goals for this season. West Ham United has a team save % of .656 which is good for 13th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have an average attendance of 59,922 putting them at 3rd in the league.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Hammers is Sébastien Haller. The 25 year-old has put 77 balls into the back of the net over the course of his career. He sits at 28th among active forwards in assists with 30 and has earned 189 shots on target. He has totaled 16,136 minutes and has an average of 74.7 minutes per game. Another dangerous player on this team is Aaron Cresswell. The defender from England has netted 19 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 14th among active defenders. He also has totaled 177 fouls.
In net for the Hammers is Lukasz Fabianski who has had an ok career by surrendering 1.33 goals per 90 mins and that has him 22nd in pro soccer. In the 25,308 minutes he has played in his career, he has given up 374 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .708 which puts him at 19th among all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take West Ham United (+161)
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